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Wet Pattern Continues From the Northwest To Rockies; Major Storm System To Develop On Thursday Across Southern Plains

A vigorous system will slide from the Northwest to the Rockies on Wednesday to keep intact the wet pattern across the extended region. Heavy to excessive rain, intense mountain snow and high winds are possible before the next system arrives on Friday. The same system will evolve into a major storm on Thursday across the southern Plains for a widespread rain event for the South and East. Read More >

Missouri and Illinois Severe Weather

Awareness Week 2018

March 4 - 10, 2018

Illinois/Missouri Statewide Severe Weather Drills 2018


Illinois Severe Weather Awareness Week 2018

Missouri StormAware

Press Release from Missouri Emergency Management Agency



For Severe Weather Awareness Week 2018, every day will have a different theme.Click on the links below to get a 1 to 2 page pdf document covering the particular subject. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader (its free) to read pdf documents.



Missouri Tornadoes by County 1950 - 2017

Missouri Tornado Deaths by County 1950 - 2017

Monday: Preparedness Day

Tuesday: Tornado Safety Day

  1. Tornado Building Safety
  2. Tornado School Safety

Wednesday: Flash Flood Safety Day

National Flood Safety Page

Thursday: Severe Thunderstorm Day

Friday: Communication/NOAA Weather Radio Day


Missouri Emergency Management Agency StormAware website: StormAware  



The National Weather Service (NWS) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have declared the week of March 4 - 10, 2018 as Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri.  The goal of the week is quite simple: SAVE LIVES.  The best way to do this is by being prepared. Everyone should have a basic knowledge of severe weather safety rules and have a severe weather plan in place. Knowing what to do, or where to go when severe weather threatens can be the difference between life and death. A good time for all Missouri citizens to practice their severe weather plans will be during the Annual Missouri Severe Weather Drill, which will be held Tuesday, March 6th, at 10:00 am.

Special Note:  Everyone is encouraged to take part in the drill at the appointed time.  However, if the day or time does not work, conduct a drill at a time that is best for you. In the case of inclement weather, the backup day for Illinois is Wednesday March 7th at 10:00 am. For Missouri, the backup day is Thursday, March 8th at 10:00 am.   

The links to the documents above contain valuable safety information concerning severe weather.  Please share this material with your family members, co-workers, employees, and anyone else who has responsibility for severe weather planning. Now is the time to prepare for severe weather that may occur in 2018.

Public Telephone Numbers NWS Offices Serving Missouri

St. Louis, MO                                                          636-441-8467

Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO                              816-540-6021

Springfield, MO                                                       417-869-4491

Paducah, KY                                                             270-744-6440

  Memphis, TN                                                           901-544-0399  

 Davenport, IA                                                          563-386-3976